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In his upcoming book, Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder , Weinberger describes how radical it is for people to move away from hierarchical classifications of information like the Dewey Decimal System to individually- and group-arranged systems. In Melvil Dewey’s world, all information is divided into ten major topical categories that might have made perfect sense to well-educated Westerners who shared Dewey’s frames of reference, but perhaps not to others. For instance, Dewey assigned the 800-899 block of numbers to literature and then doled out numbers 800-889 to American, European and classical languages. Thus, he squeezed every other bit of literature into the 10 remaining digits.